2007 Grey Panthers

2007 Grey Panthers


    Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Darwin City

    Throughout year, 2007

    Over 60's Dance Troupe and Classes

    Arafura Games

    2007 saw the Grey Panthers once again perform as guest artists in the Opening Ceremony of the Arafura Games. As part of the lead-up to the games the Grey Panthers also performed at the Arafura Games Media Launch, the ‘100 days out’ uniform launch, and the '30 days out' performance.

    You Dance Funny

    In You Dance Funny - Crena Hemmings played a lead role, while  Ellen Hankin, Judith Allen, Shirley Somers, Bev Paget and Audrey Gorring performed as part of the community support acts.

    Peter Gunn

    A new 'Peter Gunn' was also created and the women competed in the Eisteddfod with this piece winning their section. They also performed for: Relay For Life, Portrait of a Senior Territorian Award Launch, Nightcliff Community Christmas Party at Nightcliff Swimming pool (performing the 'Tahitian Warm Up', and new dance' I Yi Yi Yi Yi I Like You Very Much'), and the Big Girls Pajama Party (Cancer Council).

    Creative Personnel

    Program Leaders: Julia Quinn and David McMicken
    Choreographers: David McMicken, and Julia Quinn


    Judith Allen, Lucy Aylett, Hilary Bassett, Bette Chapman, Marge Duminski, Liz Gammon, Audrey Gorring, Ellen Hankin, Kathleen Harding, Jan Hastings, Crena Hemmings, Val Hristova, Marg Lee, Lillian Mann, Elaine Marlow, Judy McKerr, Dianne Mount, Helen Murphy, Patricia O’Neill, Bev Paget, Chris Parker, Michelle Robles, Judi Samuels, Shirley Somers, Janine Sutter, Antonietta Vanzella, Gwen Varney, Punny Vegter, Maria Vlastuin, Mavis Waddell, and Jacquie Williams

    Tracks 2007

    Artistic Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
    General Manager: Fiona Carter
    Dance Animateur: Julia Quinn
    Youth Dance Animateur: Erwin Fenis
    Administrative Assistant: Skye Raabe
    Bookkeeper: Julie Ann Stark
    Development Consultant: Suzanne Fermanis

    Committee Members: (Chair) Jill MacAndrew, (Vice-Chair) Jackie Wurm/David Taylor, (Treasurer) Glenn Bernardin, (Secretary/Public Officer) Traci Keys, (Ordinary Committee Members) Ken Conway, Nick Papandonakis, Donna Quong, (Ex-Officio Members) David McMicken and Tim Newth

    Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Paul Wan

    Ellen Hankin. Photographer Peter Eve
    l-r Yoris Wilson, Ciella Williams (Back) Kelly Beneforti, Crena Hemmings (Shirley Temple), Kin Leong. Photographer Peter Eve
    l-r Yoris Wilson, Gail Evans, Kelly Beneforti (behind) Ciella Williams, Judith Allen, Kin Leong (sitting), Ellen Hankin, Erwin Fenis, Gabriella Austin, Emil Coutts-Kidd. Photographer Peter Eve
    front Crena Hemmings Background l-r Ciella Williams, Erwin Fenis. Photographer Peter Eve
    l-r Jacquie Williams (purple), Ellen Hankin (blue), Lillian Mann (orange), Mavis Waddell (tiara), Marge Duminski (behind), Liz Gammon, ?, Marg Lee (emerald), Elaine Marlow, Shirley Somers (salmon) Janine Sutter, Jan Hastings, Judith Allen (red). Palm Photographics
    front row l-r Christine Parker, Shirley Somers, Diane Dibbins, Judith Allen, Back row l-r Helen Murphy, Mavis Waddell, Marge Duminski, Kon Vatskalis, Kathleen Harding, Elaine Marlow, Judy McKerr, Bette Chapman, Marg Lee. Photographer David McMicken
    l-r Christine Parker, Judy McKerr, Mavis Waddell, Kathleen Harding, Lilian Mann, Diane Dibbins, Shirley Somers, Marg Lee. Photographer David McMicken
    Crena Hemmings - Peter Gunn. Photographer David McMicken
    Sitting Centre Crena Hemmings front row l-r Janine Sutter, Judy McKerr, Jan Hastings, Judith Allen, Sheila Hensby, Pat O'Neil, Shirley Somers, Antonietta Vanzella, Audrey Gorring, Punny Vegter, Dianne Mount, Bette Chapman, Helen Murphy Back row l-r Gwen Varney, Lillian Mann, Val Hristova, Jacquie Williams, Maria Vlastuin, Elaine Marlow, Ellen Hankin, Marg Lee, Bev Paget, Liz Gammon - Peter Gunn. Photographer David McMicken

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